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Here is how you can update OnePlus 2 to Android 9.0 Pie

07 February 2019 4

It has been over three years since the OnePlus 2 launch, the "flagship killer" from 2015. It was released with Android 5.1 Lollipop and received its only official major upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. However, it can be upgraded to Android Oreo using a custom ROM. And now, a new custom ROM is available which brings the latest Android version to one of the most popular OnePlus phones.

The custom ROM in question here is called Pixel Experience. It brings Android 9.0 Pie to OnePlus 2 which means if you already have this phone, you can start using it with the latest Android version. But before you proceed, do keep in mind that there are a few known issues. These include occasional camera app crash, no VoLTE support, and no incoming/outgoing calls on Jio even with the Jio4GVoice app.

Other than this, it should be kept in mind that this is a process of custom ROM installation. It means if you decide to go ahead and follow the tutorial to flash to ROM, you should do that on your risk. MobileScout will not be responsible for any kind of damage or loss to your OnePlus 2 in case something goes wrong.

With all the necessary disclosure out of the way, here is the complete tutorial for upgrading OnePlus 2 to Android Pie. And yes, do make sure to download TWRP custom recovery and Pixel Experience custom ROM. Save the recovery on your PC/laptop and custom ROM on the microSD card of your phone.

Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader
  • Switch the phone off. Enter fastboot mode on your OnePlus 2 by pressing and holding power and volume up button simultaneously. It will show "fastboot" text to confirm that the phone has entered the fastboot mode.
  • Connect the phone to a PC/laptop via the USB cable. Open command prompt window and type fastboot devices.
  • This command should show a message if your device gets recognized. If it gets recognized, type the commands: fastboot oem unlock followed by fastboot reboot.
  • This should result in your phone getting rebooted.

If you have followed all steps correctly, your OnePlus 2's bootloader will get unlocked.

Upgrade OnePlus 2 to Android Pie
  • Switch the phone off. Enter fastboot mode on your OnePlus 2 by pressing and holding power and volume up button simultaneously. It will show "fastboot" text to confirm that the phone has entered the fastboot mode.
  • Connect to the PC via USB cable. Open the command prompt and navigate to the folder where you have stored to the TWRP custom recovery.
  • Type fastboot devices to check if your device gets recognized.
  • Type fastboot flash recovery twrp_filename.img and press the enter key.
  • Once the above process is completed, type fastboot boot twrp_filename.img and press enter. This should boot your device into TWRP recovery mode. Now, slide towards the right to allow for all the modifications it asks for.
  • Do a complete wipe of system, cache, dalvik, and data.
  • Tap on Install option and navigate to the location where you saved the custom ROM. Once found the file, swipe right to start the flash process.
  • Once the ROM is flashed, reboot the device and that's it. Your OnePlus 2 is now running Android 9.0 Pie.
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